We often have special projects for schools or school age pupils which run alongside our regular program of educational activity. Let me tell you a bit about some of our current projects.
Shakespeare - in our own words (Key stage 3)
This project funded by the Clore Duffield Foundation involves us working with 6 local schools at Key stage 3. We will be working with 30 children selected by each school on a year long project. This project will see pupils exploring Shakespeare's and their own linguistic creativity to re-tell Shakespeare's stories in new poetic forms. We are working with Robin Price who will be our workshop leader for this project to create a series of very exciting creative writing workshops which will culminate in a celebratory event here in the spring/summer of 2013.
National Outreach - Research Phase
Working with 16 teacher training institutions we are working alongside trainee teachers to research and develop a national outreach program. At this stage (Phase 1) we are gathering data from over 350 trainee teachers about the teaching of Shakespeare in secondary schools. We are exploring challenges and looking for educational solutions. Our aim is to develop a digital learning tool which can be delivered in classrooms nationwide. Find out more at the project web pages
Shakespeare in the Community - Urban Voices
Working in partnership with several Birmingham based groups we are planning to make a community film in Birmingham this autumn and winter. Working with children aged between 13 and 16 we will re- tell one of Shakespeare's stories in a story written, acted, directed and produced by the young people working with industry professionals. James Clarke is our producer and you can find out more at the project web pages.
we have now made a trailer for this video which will be shown in full during this Autumn's film festival.
The Great Shakespeare Debate - 2013
The Great Shakespeare Debate - our debating competition for A level students is currently having a refresh. We are looking at ways to open it out to more people with a greater regional impact. We are looking at working with universities to host regional selection days for the finals which would be held here in Stratford Upon Avon. We hope to see this popular competition grow and become richer. To find out more about this competition see this web page.